Thursday, November 5, 2015

Teaching Together Blog Hop #2

Hey, everybody! Welcome to the Teaching Together Blog Hop. I, together with Whitney at Work it Mommy, Amanda at Tickled Pink, Courtney at A+ Life, and Beth at Our Pretty Little Girls, thought that a link up focusing on preschool activities, homeschooling ideas, and play at home learning would be a great way to pool together all sorts of fun and educational resources. A place to share and be inspired. (Check back on the original post for full details, and on the first Teaching Together Blog Hop link-up for extra ideas)

Since Thanksgiving is close at hand I thought I would share our favorite Thanksgiving books and four crafts to go along with them.
Sweet Turtle Soup - Teaching Together Blog Hop, Thanksgiving Books & Crafts

Here are our eight favorite Thanksgiving books:

1. Bear Says Thanks by Wilson (my fave)
2. One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by Hennessy
3. A Plump and Perky Turkey by Bateman
4. Turkey Trouble by Silvano
5. Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Bridwell
6. The Night Before Thanksgiving by Wing
7. Happy Thanksgiving Biscuit by Capucilli
8. Franklin's Thanksgiving by Bourgeois (Aria's fave)

This is the first year we picked up any Thanksgiving books from the library, so we've only read a handful. Do you have any favorite ones we should look into?

And, here are four Thanksgiving themed crafts to go along with them:

Hand Print Turkey:
Hand Print Turkey on Canvas
Supplies:
-small canvas
-finger paint or tempera paint - red, orange, yellow, brown, and white
-large and small paint brush
-optional: paint pen

How to:
Paint your child's hand in turn with the red, orange, and yellow paint and stamp prints on the canvas like feathers. Let dry. Paint your child's foot brown and stamp on the canvas for the turkey body. Let dry. Paint on eyes and a beak. I used a gold paint pen to write 'thankful'.

Turkey Hat:
Hand Print Turkey Hat Craft
Hand Print Turkey Hat Craft
Hand Print Turkey Hat Craft
Supplies:
-construction paper - brown, yellow, red, orange, and green
-googly eyes
-stapler and/or glue

How to:
Cut two strips of brown construction paper and staple the ends together so that you have a long strip. Measure the strip around your child's head and staple together to make a circle. Trace and then cut out your child's hand from the yellow, red, orange, and green construction paper. Cut out a turkey head from the brown construction paper, and a beak from the yellow construction paper. Glue the beak and googly eyes to the turkey head. To assemble staple the hands in a fanned out pattern onto the brown headband. Then place the turkey head in front of the hands and glue. Let dry and enjoy.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie:
Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Craft
Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Craft
Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Craft
Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Craft
Supplies:
-paper plate
-orange tissue paper
-brown construction paper
-1 or 2 cotton balls
-glue (with a little bit of water)

How to:
Cut out a slice of pie shape from the paper plate. Get a bowl of glue and add in a little bit of water, just enough to make it easy to paint with a brush. Cut or tear up the orange tissue paper into squares. Let your child paint the glue onto the paper plate and place bits of tissue paper to the glue. Let dry. Cut the brown construction paper into squares, you'll only need a few. Help your child staple them to the edge to look like crust. Let your child glue on whipped cream, aka cotton balls. Let dry and pretend to eat.

Froot Loop Turkey:
Froot Loop Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Froot Loop Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Froot Loop Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Froot Loop Paper Plate Turkey Craft
Supplies:
-froot loops
-paper plates
-brown and yellow construction paper
-googly eyes
-glue

How to:
There are 6 different colored loops in froot loops, so start out by sorting the loops into color groups on 6 paper plates. Feel free to do this in the morning so it can double as breakfast and color practice. Cut out a turkey head from the brown construction paper and a beak from the yellow. Glue the beak and googly eyes onto the turkey head. And then glue the turkey head onto a paper plate. Get a bowl of glue and water it down just a wee bit to make it easier to work with. Then let your child dip loops into the glue and stick them in color sections around the turkey head. Let dry.

Happy soon to be Thanksgiving! What is your favorite part about Turkey day? Mine is definitely the parade.

Sweet Turtle Soup


Now it's your turn to share your Teaching Together post below or on instagram/twitter using  #teachingtogetherbloghop. I can't wait to read your ideas! And, don't forget the next link-up is on the 3rd of December.





18 comments:

  1. Those are all fun activities, my favorite being turkey hats doing those is always fun!

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  2. Love these! I have a few turkey crafts planned but I totally have to add the hat to our list!!!

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  3. LoL Lily is always trying to trace her handprints too. Loving that fruitloop turkey and the pumpkin pie! Definitely saving/pinning for later! You achieved rockstar status once again, my friend! ;)

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  4. You come up with the best activities! I want to do ALL of these!

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  5. Super cute ideas! I want to do all of these with Mac! Although he'd definitely eat all the Fruit Loops!

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  6. I think we'll work on the footprint turkey this weekend! I'd love to have one for each of the kids! You are always so good about doing great memorable crafts.

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  7. Love all these, but especially the turkey hat! And that photo of Aria eating the fake pie is so cute.

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  8. So many creative ideas here. Well done! You know me I'm such a sucker for any and all hand crafts. Lol

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  9. The hand and footprint turkey is my fav!! I'm hoping we can create this for grandmas and grandpas this year. So much fun!

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  10. DYING over the fruit loop turkey!!! Genius. Though I somehow don't think the glue would be quite as clean as it was for you. I also LOVE the paper plate pumpkin pie!

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  11. Such cute things! I love the handprint turkey so much!

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  12. So sweet that pumpkin pie is SO cute. I think we'll make a whole pie worth :). My girls will LOVE that.

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  13. I love the fruit loop turkey... I wonder how I could do it so that Connor wouldn't lost his mind with the glue. He hates getting his hands messy. Thanks OCD!

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  14. I really love the hand print turkey! It's so much fun to get messy with the paint but it's even more fun to see what your child's imagination comes up with! Overall I loved all the arts and crafts ideas!

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  15. The handprint turkey art is awesome! and I love love love the pumpkin pie one! Adding these to my list... if I can convince Callie that there's a holiday before Christmas! :)

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  16. You always have the CUTEST craft ideas!! I'm totally doing some of these with Mia!

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  17. what great ideas.. love the pie and turkey..

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  18. LOVE all of the adorable crafts in this fun and festive post!! :D

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